Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin sued Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, Kimberlin Unmasked, and me for a laundry list of butthurt items and the torts of defamation and false light invasion of privacy. (That was the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit.) The butthurt issues were thrown out on summary judgment, and we went to trial on the defamation and false light counts. I don’t think that Kimberlin ever expected to win at trial. I believe that he wanted to use the discovery process to dig up dirt on us and other folks he considered to be his enemies. He got a nasty surprise when he received the discovery requests that Aaron, Stacy, Ali, and I sent, and he tried to wriggle out of discovery by seeking a protective order. The post titled #BrettKimberlin Takes the Fifth from five years ago today dealt with discovery in that case.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination rather than properly respond to some of the interrogatories or requests for production of documents from the defendants in his vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit. He is attempting to invoke other privileges as well.
UPDATE—Here are my responses to the interrogatories from TDPK:
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The gist of Kimberlin’s objections to our interrogatories was that we were seeking any evidence he had to support his allegations. He asserted that such information wasn’t germane to the case—and it turned out he was right in a way. When the case came to trial, we defendants received what amounted to a directed verdict in our favor because Kimberlin had failed to produce any such evidence in court.
He also was sanction $600 for his shenanigans during discovery in that case. He’s never paid, thus transforming himself from Dread to Deadbeat.
I’m not done with him yet.